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by Named After Maddux
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 39439

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

If they move Bryant and Hendricks to Toronto we better be getting one or two of their legacies back. You can squint to understand why we got what we got for Darvish because of his contract, but Hendricks has no reason to be traded other than "Why keep a good player if we intend to suck while h...
by Named After Maddux
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 39439

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread



If the Cubs move Kyle Hendricks, it’s time to burn the whole thing to the ground.

Edit: Wrong tweet
by Named After Maddux
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020-21 Offseason Top Prospects Lists
Replies: 61
Views: 3654

Re: 2020-21 Offseason Top Prospects Lists

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Two Cubs in BA’s top 100:

52. Brailyn Márquez
72. Brennen Davis


Guessing based on their recent podcast that BA has Amaya just outside the Top 100.
by Named After Maddux
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 39439

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

https://twitter.com/jeremytache/status/1349069416483401728?s=21 Willson loves to stoke the fires. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him moved though. Those Jason Castro rumors probably were legitimate. At this point I think Jed is cashing in the chips he wanted to in previous seasons. The Blue Jays, A...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 2138
Views: 295172

Re: Minor League Musings

https://ivyfutures.com/2021/01/04/prospect-report-ryan-jensen/ Jensen threw around 60 simulated innings during the shutdown and experimented with changeup grips and shaping a new curveball. Patrick Mooney of The Athletic (subscription required and encouraged) Ryan Jensen, has an electric fastball, ...
by Named After Maddux
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 39439

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Probably not the most legit source but there's been no updates on this guy despite there very likely being alot of interest: https://twitter.com/newsnetworkmlb/status/1345640998341386240?s=20 I imagine he'd be the next reliever to sign a contract after Treinen resigned with the Dodgers, simliar in ...
by Named After Maddux
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Contreras Being “Extensively” Shopped
Replies: 75
Views: 2564

Re: Contreras Being “Extensively” Shopped

I still like my Contreras to Toronto for Simeon Woods Richardson, Danny Jansen, and CJ Van Eyk deal. I like this much better, small but big impact. There was some twitter speculation Woods-Richardson might have made his ML debut in 2020 IIRC. Overall agreed that the Blue Jays are the cleanest fit i...
by Named After Maddux
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Contreras Being “Extensively” Shopped
Replies: 75
Views: 2564

Re: Contreras Being “Extensively” Shopped

I'm cool trading Willson, but IMO it has to go one of two ways: 1. This truly is a fire sale and you're going scorched earth. In that case Hendricks needs to go too. Happ probably as well (maybe he's young/controlled enough you don't *have* to?). Any of the guys in their walk years you can hang ont...
by Named After Maddux
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2021 Draft Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 11386

Re: 2021 Draft Thread

Prospects Live updated their board to a top 350: https://www.prospectslive.com/lists/2020/12/22/2021-mlb-draft-top-350-prospects Much more college heavy up top with only 6 HSers in the top 20, Watson at 18 "Fun" article looking at the HS reports of next year's top college prospects: https...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 39439

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

CubinNY wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Josh Bell cranks 40+ Dongs playing in Yankee stadium/AL East

Agree, I really like him.

Also, if true, the NL Central should have fecal league stats next year instead of regular stats.


Just imagine if they do expanded playoffs again and take two teams from the NL Central.
by Named After Maddux
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 39439

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Maybe I'm being naive but I don't think they NT Schwarbs and they hang onto KB at least for now given his stock is so low. I'm expecting them to trade Contreras for prospects and salary relief though and let Caratini take over until Amaya is ready in two years. I could see them spinning Kimbrel's s...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 39439

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

A deal with Pittsburgh built around David Bote for Joe Musgrove is my current favorite route. Considering Adam Frazier is a possible NT, Bote would be a good fit as a 2B who can back up 3B for Ke'Bryan Hayes. It'd require more on the Cubs's side. Also, old friend Aaron Brooks is an intriguing target...
by Named After Maddux
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 39439

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

FORMER Marlins exec Michael Hill should absolutely be on the shortest of short lists of Theo replacements. Maybe the one I'd say the Cubs should dump Theo for now. We already know he can work under meddlesome owners with sinister ulterior motives PTR is just gonna promote the leftovers up a spot so...
by Named After Maddux
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 39439

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

Fallout from the Yankees losing again will be interesting. Immediate reaction is that you have to imagine they move on from Gary Sanchez this winter. I doubt they're a player for Willson, but I could see them on Realmuto, which would open up Contreras' market even more. And backfilling Willson's sp...
by Named After Maddux
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Offseason Thread
Replies: 743
Views: 39439

Re: 2020 Offseason Thread

My current premise on the offseason would be to sign Rizzo to an extension, trade Willson, and tender the following: Bryant, Baez, Happ, Caratini, Tepera, and Rea. There would be a couple contact-oriented bats, and lots of cheap relievers (the market should be flooded) to see if they can pick up nex...
by Named After Maddux
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: It's HAPPening!
Replies: 189
Views: 29787

Re: It's HAPPening!

Sammy Sofa wrote:Blatant false advertising. We all know he'd just scalp a drifter for hair like that.

What do you think Restore is paying Happ for? He probably even forgoes a finder fee.
by Named After Maddux
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2020 Fall Instructs
Replies: 57
Views: 4365

Re: 2020 Fall Instructs

I figured this would be the case, but Brennen Davis mentioned he would be participating in Fall instructs. He did note he’d be starting a couple weeks late. I’m presuming that’s to just give him a break.
by Named After Maddux
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: #NotAllPitchers
Replies: 887
Views: 134515

Re: #NotAllPitchers

Hard pass. On an extremely cheap 1 year deal, maybe. But there’s a lot of other FA SPs who won’t cost much I’d prefer over him. Hell I’d have more interest in bringing Q and/or Chatwood (depending on the severity of his injury/if he needs surgery) back on 1 year deals over him. I’m actually pretty ...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: South Bend Shuttle
Replies: 71
Views: 5407

Re: South Bend Shuttle

Post Count Padder wrote:We signed Patrick Wisdom and sent him to South Bend. Has hit well in the minors. Not terrible depth.

Also one of Dan Kantrovitz’s picks from his time with StL.
by Named After Maddux
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors
Replies: 156
Views: 8103

Re: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors

Mike Mayers could be a complementary move for the pen who would also help with lefties. He’s a RHP, but added a 90 mph cutter this year. He dropped his 4 seam usage from over 50% to 35% while throwing his cutter 15%. His numbers are actually remarkably similar to Ryan Tepera and for a likely cheap p...
by Named After Maddux
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class
Replies: 125
Views: 16285

Re: International Free Agency Thread, 1/15/2021 Class

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by Named After Maddux
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors
Replies: 156
Views: 8103

Re: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors

What about Wilmer Flores? He's got a career .505 SLG/.227 IsoSLG/.824 OPS against LHP Yes he makes a lot of sense. The Giants are also out of it so a Flores/Tony Watson combo is one that can probably be had for a minimal return. I'm not Watson's biggest fan. Looks like his velocity is down a bit li...
by Named After Maddux
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Souza to IL, Hernan Perez Up
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Souza to IL, Hernan Perez Up

TomtheBombadil wrote:Wieck is probably out of the org this offseason,I imagine...Guess it depends on what the MiLs look like

Bryan Smith speculated that Wieck would keep his last option. If that’s the case, I’d bet they keep him around.
by Named After Maddux
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: South Bend Shuttle
Replies: 71
Views: 5407

Re: South Bend Shuttle

I know it doesn't mean too much, but the few times I watched Cotton pitch, he was getting lit up. Lot of hard contact. Cubs are no worse without him. Yeah Cotton’s stuff just didn’t look like it was playing up in the pen. Also I remember he was toying with a cutter in summer camp like a few of the ...
by Named After Maddux
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors
Replies: 156
Views: 8103

Re: 2020 Trade Deadline Targets/Rumors

I’ve been wondering if Archie Bradley might be an available trade target. It’s too early to say the Diamondbacks are out of it, but they don’t have the easiest path to the playoffs. I don’t imagine they’re in sell mode, but maybe they’d be open to filling a hole on their own team. They have a .169/....

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